The Seven Positions of a Major Scale – Third Position – Lesson 54

About The Seven Positions of a Major Scale – Third Position – Lesson 54

Level: Intermediate

The Seven Positions of a Major Scale – Third Position – Lesson 54

In this lesson we go over the second scale position of the Major scale – 3 notes per string.

Syn’s Tips

Now would be a good time to shift positions at different times like we did with the pentatonic shapes in series of lessons for The CAGED System.

For example, shift positions on every other string. Play the notes on the sixth and fifth string then slide or shift into the second position on the fifth string. Then shift to the third position on the third string and so on.

Upload a video of yourself in the "Lesson Comments" section below demonstrating and explaining a few different types of position shifts. The more we share this info with each other, the more ideas we will have to use as jumping points to spark our own creative applications of these concepts!

I really look forward to checking out what you guys come up with and Papa Gates and I are keeping an eye out for bad asses to recruit for some really cool things to come!

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Jeremy Grabowski
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Jeremy Grabowski So are these shapes we can use for different keys? As long as they are major I would assume so, right? Also, are there currently lessons about the Seven Positions in a Minor Key? If not, will you be adding those later?
Damien Levs
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Damien Levs Yes, you can shift the shape. If you started on a route of say, F. Then that would be in Fmajor. Start it on an A etc and so on. The 'shape' will adhere to the pattern of notes within a major scale which is: Tone-Tone-Semitone-Tone-Tone-Tone-Semitone. Minor positions would be cool! But it is possible to work them out if you know the notes within the key you wish to play. I'd recommend not just learning 'shapes' but also pay attention to the notes your actually playing and where they are on the fretboard. Happy Shredding!
Alfie Friolo
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Alfie Friolo Let's see if this works here.